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Installing MacBook Pro 1 5" Retina Display Mid 201 2 Heat Sink 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" 
Retina Display Mid 2012 Heat 

Sink 

Written By: Brett Hartt 



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MacBook Pro and Air 5-Point Pentalobe MacBook Pro 15" Retina Heat Sink (1) 

Screwdriver (1) 

Spudger (1) 

T5 Torx Screwdriver (1) 



SUMMARY 

Things heating up inside your MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Could be trouble with the 
heat sink. Use this guide to show you how to remove the heat sink in the Mid 2012 MacBook 
Pro with Retina display. 



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Installing MacBook Pro 1 5" Retina Display Mid 201 2 Heat Sink 



Step 1 — Lower Case 




• Remove the following pentalobe 
screws securing the lower case to 
the MacBook Pro with Retina 
display. 

♦ Eight 3.0 mm 

• Two 2.3 mm 



Step 2 




• Lifting from the edge nearest the 
clutch cover, lift the lower case off 
the MacBook Pro. 

• Set the lower case aside. 



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Step 3 — Battery Connector 




• Peel back the warning label 
covering the battery connector. 



Step 4 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its 
socket on the logic board. 

• Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector 
doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board. 



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Step 5 — Heat Sink 




• Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the rubber heat sink cover on the right fan. 

• Slide the spudger underneath the length of the cover, releasing the adhesive. 

• Lift the cover and rotate it off of the heat sink. 

Step 6 




• In the same manner described above, release the adhesive and flip back the heat sink 
cover on the left fan. 



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Step 7 




• Remove the following eight screws 
securing the heat sink to the logic 
board: 

♦ Two 2.4 mm T5 Torx screws 

♦ Six 3.4 mm T5 Torx screws 

One 5.2 mm Raised Head T5 
Torx screw 

♦ One 3.5 mm T5 Torx screw 



Step 8 








• Grasping the heat sink from the 
right side, lift the heat sink off of 
the MacBook Pro, pulling it free 
from the computer. 

• The thermal paste may 
make it difficult to remove 
the heat sink. Pull the heat sink off 
gently but forcefully to avoid 
damaging any components on the 
logic board. 

• When installing the new 
heat sink, do not forget to 
replace the thermal paste 
underneath the heat sink. See our 
Applying Thermal Paste guide for 
further instructions. 



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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 

This document was last generated on 2012-1 1-01 04:04:17 AM. 



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